A villa with beautiful pool
and lush garden









Il Moro is located in a quiet part of the seaside resort of Mondello – home to the Palermitani’s favourite beach – with a fantastic pool surrounded by a large garden of flowering plants, citrus trees, olives and palms, creating an oasis where peace can be guaranteed even in high season, even though the beach is a short walk or bike ride away. The property consists of the main villa, a cottage and a dependance. The outdoor areas are pleasantly furnished – perfect for making the most of the outdoor life that is such a feature of Sicilian summers.

5 bedrooms, 10 sleeps
16 October - 17 December
18 December - 07 January

Security deposit

Refundable at the departure less any damages € 1500.00

5 bedrooms, 10 sleeps
01 January - 29 April
30 April - 24 June
25 June - 26 August
27 August - 14 October
15 October - 07 January

Security deposit

Refundable at the departure less any damages € 1500.00

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The style of the villa is light and uncluttered, despite including several valuable heirlooms – the owner is from one of the oldest aristocratic families in Sicily.
The main villa is one one floor, with a spacious living room, two bedrooms (which share a bathroom), and a small, but perfectly and a characterful tiled with majolica equipped kitchen.
In the large garden, set apart from the main villa, is a second building, known as the cottage, consisting of a living room with an American-style open-view kitchen, a little private terrace, two bathrooms and two bedrooms (one with bunkbeds); the second annexe, known as the dependance, beyond the pool, has a double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.
The owners, true to the venerable tradition of Sicilian aristocrats, are attentive and faultless hosts.

Your villa at a glance

2 bedrooms (one double bedroom and one twin)
1 bathrooms, of which one is ensuite Living/dining room
Comfortable kitchen
Covered and furnished terrace
Behind the house, next to the kitchen, is a laundry area

Annexe 1:
Living room/kitchen
2 bedrooms (one double, one with bunkbeds)
2 bathrooms with shower C
overed patio

close the pool area double bedroom ensuite shower/bathroom
little private terrace

Large garden
Play area for children

We like

That the villa is stylish and contemporary, but personal — it feels like a home, and the owners really seemed to have thought about making guests feel looked after.
That the villa is a true oasis within lively Mondello — perfect for families where parents seek peace and quiet, but teenage children want movida! Staying at Il Moro can create the kind of holiday that meets the needs of members of a family of all ages and tastes — there is even a children’s play area!
Hiring a small RIB and exploring the coastline — especially the tiny bays of the magnificent Capo Gallo nature reserve.
That the beach is just a few minutes away from the villa, and easily accessible on foot or by bike. There are several lidos here, renting sunbeds and umbrellas by the day, and restaurants, bars and clubs that stay open until late at night.

We think

The big garden and play area mean the villa is ideal for a family with children, while the spaces are organised in a way that make it perfect as well for for groups of friends who want to holiday together but have a degree of independence and privacy.
The area is lovely and quiet — even though lively Mondello is so close.
The central heating means that it is also an ideal villa for a winter break.
The location is ideal for anyone wanting to explore Palermo from a quiet base by the sea — especially in low season (high summer is too hot to make Palermo enjoyable!)


  • Palermo airport 23 miles
  • Trapani airport 64 miles
  • Mondello central square 1.4 miles
  • Mondello beach 0.9 miles
  • Palermo centre 5.5 miles
  • Palermo harbour 6.2 miles


The villa is very comfortable, nice beds, great patio furniture...

September 26, 2017
Biagio, Costanza e Fabrizio
Grazie mille for sharing this beautiful villa with my family and I, the villa is very comfortable, nice beds, great patio furniture. The outdoor chains are very confortable and the pool is a good size for many people to share. Kept so very nice to lounge, swim, sit, read.
The outdoor shower is nice after swimming also.
The kitchen is also great for cooking and all appliances work very well.
This villa combines solitude, as well as places to gather, if one desires company.
Dinners one the patio table were exquisite, with as always, the great view from the house of the hillsides – the olive, fig and lime trees!!
The location of the villa is also perfect as it is a short walk to Mondello and the beach; a short drive to the Mondello restaurants, and close to shops and other amenities for travellers.
My only complaint is that a month was too short. But we will return.
Grazie again,

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- Cheryl, Tom Jamie, Dan and Russell - Us

Une très jolie maison pour passer des vacances inoubliables en famille

August 21, 2017
Nous avons passé un très agreable sejour à la villa “Il Moro”. Un cadre charmant, une maison très agreable, une piscine à 30°… Tour est fait pour passèr un sejour de reve dans un cadre idylique.
Mondello est une ville tres touristique et proche del la villa.
Nous avons ètè chaleureusement accueilli par nos hotes et avos en le pliasir de pouvoir visiter le palais “Alliata di Pietratagliata ex Termine” magique!

La villa il Moro est une très jolie maison pour passer des vacances inoubliables en famille.

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- Mario - FR

Things to do

Some things not to miss in you are staying at the Villa Il Moro.

  • Mondello’s most striking and characteristic buildings are the Liberty or Art Nouveau villas built by the wealthy and aristocratic Palermitani of the early 20th century.
  • Monte Pellegrino, overlooking the bay of Mondello, was considered to be the most beautiful promontory in the world by the poet Goethe.
  • the Sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s much-venerated patron saint.
  • the Parco della Favorita, onetime hunting reserve of the Bourbon royal family, The park includes a Chinese-style Casina. Also bordering the park is the Villa Niscemi (whose owners also donated land to the King), evocatively described in the book These Happy Summer Days by Fulco di Verdura. The villa can be visited.
  • The natural reserve of Capo Gallo
  • The historic centre of Palermo, one, togheter Rome and Barcellona; the largest in Europe
  • Marvel at the Palazzo dei Normanni, home to the most splendid court in medieval Europe, with the sumptuous jewel-box-like mosaics of Cappella Palatina at its heart.
  • Visit the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia at Palazzo Abatellis, where highlights include a haunting white marble portrait bust of Eleanor of Aragon by Francesco Laurana, and a fine collection of works by Sicily’s greatest artist, Antonello da Messina

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